MIRI – The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) has denied allegations that there was a shortage of supplies in the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (1Malaysia retail outlet) which affected its daily operations.
Its Deputy Minister Datuk Henry Sum Agong confirmed receiving reports of a shortage of supplies in KR1M in Sarawak and Sabah, but said initial investigations found there had been no abuse.
“We have met with the main supplier of the KR1M goods in Kuala Lumpur and found there is no problem of a shortage of stock in daily essentials,” he told reporters here today.
Earlier, Henry visited the KR1M in Pujut here to see for himself the problem of shortage in the state.
He added that among the items in the KR1M which were reported short of stock was cooking oil and flour.
He also denied that the KR1M in Engkilili, Sri Aman, Sarawak was closed earlier this month due to a shortage of supplies. – BERNAMA